Momentum 8.5: Additional Problem 4


Description

A green block sits on a red block as shown in the animation (position is in meters and time is in seconds). The motion of the green block is initiated and terminated by frictional forces within the gray patches.

Question

Given the self-propelled motion of the green block, determine the ratio of masses:  M / m ( red block / green block ).  Start

Answer

4.4.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 7-4, Giancoli-SE: 9-4.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni and Chuck Bennett.

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